​User Reviews – Botswana

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Noralv Breivik   –  
Norway NO
Visited: October 2023 Reviewed: Nov 2, 2023

Email Noralv Breivik  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Nature and people in harmony
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I lived in Botswana 1975-78. The development hasbeen amazing in the capital, and regardingvthe roads . The wildlife is very interesting and impressive. We saw all the «big five» , several lions, lots of buffaloes and elephants, rhinos in the sanctuary and lots of hippos. For us it was specialbto meet some people I have metnbefore. Lodging and food and security no problem. Botswana is highly recommended. But this time it was a bit too hot, and too dry, but still with quite many green bushes and trees

Mrs Picherot Jacqueline   –  
South Africa ZA
Visited: September 2023 Reviewed: Oct 9, 2023

Email Mrs Picherot Jacqueline  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

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Our tour operator was TOUR RADAR but very lucky to be directly in touch with an agent of MZANSI EXPERIENCE very very helpful for all special questions.
5-Day Okavango Delta Moremi Reserve Experience that was a great experience
In September this year was very dry and hot. Lucky that we did fly over Okavango to see the remaining of water and the traces of the real flow.
A real sportive vacation. Waking up early driving a lot.
The experience with the Mokoro was nice as long we were paddling but terrible for the walk in the desert in full sun at midday seeing only skeletons for tourists. Nonsense
Boteti lodge superb choice of a tented camp
What we will not forget of our Botswana trip is the staff, the people who were so kind so helpful and so concerned to show the best of their living.

France FR
Visited: July 2023 Reviewed: Sep 5, 2023

Email JEAN MARC  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Wonderful experience....even for watching birds
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One wild part in MOREMI and SAVUTI...we move "upmarket"day by day.....more and more animals, birds.
The apotheosis with the appearance of the Chobe river and its multitude of animals.
But in this place, what seemed extraordinary to us has become too common (the guides , for instance, know where are the lions , their territory...) and there is no more surprise...strange feeling!!

Junius   –  
United States US
Visited: May 2023 Reviewed: Jul 1, 2023

Email Junius  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Easygoing with a range of options for safari
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I enjoyed my trip to Botswana and regret that I only had three days in country. The Okavango Delta is among the most unique ecosystems on Earth and spans a vast area. As such, one can only cover a short amount of ground in a standard-length trip, so making the right choice for lodging and tour operator is crucial. I enjoyed my dugout canoe tour immensely, but imagine I’d have seen more wildlife had I chosen a lodge further into the Delta (accessible via bush plane). Botswana is an expensive country, but one that is well worth the cost. That’s said it’s worth noting that the “low end” of the budget requires several hundred dollars per day.

Emily Rinaldi   –  
United States US
Visited: May 2023 Reviewed: Jun 5, 2023

Email Emily Rinaldi  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Chance to see amazing animals in a natural environment.
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We loved our game drives and saw so many amazing animal interactions. We got so close up to lions feeding and saw cubs, wild dogs, and a lot of other beautiful animals. We did not enjoy walking safari’s or boat rides. The people we met in Botswana were very kind and thoughtful. We were served great food and all lodgings were very nice.

Julie Prigge   –  
South Africa ZA
Visited: February 2023 Reviewed: May 2, 2023

Email Julie Prigge  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Unspoilt, rough untarred roads, friendly people
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Bateti Tented Safari Lodge was beautiful but swimming pool was not available as was being renovated, and would have been useful in this hot month. Extremely good staff and good service.

Chris   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: January 2023 Reviewed: Feb 10, 2023

Email Chris  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Okavango delta, stunning unspoiled nature reserve. Wrong time of year for predators but we knew
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Beautiful safe country, very professional run with good trustworthy operators

Ned   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: October 2022 Reviewed: Nov 7, 2022

Email Ned  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

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I think perhaps, since I went in October a lot of the land was quite dry and therefore animals were very spread out and very challenging to find. Also, I've lucky to do many safaris in my life, so my expectations were high. I believe that April may be a better time for seeing more greenery and possibly more animals as it is cooler and more water around.

Barbara   –  
Germany DE
Visited: July 2019 Reviewed: Sep 12, 2019

Email Barbara  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Expectation met
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Thank you SafariBookings Team for arranging the trip for us. We enjoyed it a lot.

We had wonderful wild life. Game drives were better than boat trips.
Kubu lodge where we stayed was very good - very friendly staff, good accomodation, all fine.

We would do it again!

Couple   –  
Germany DE
Visited: June 2019 Reviewed: Jul 20, 2019

Email Couple  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

2 days safari Moreni game reserve
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We booked the tour with Mervelous. They have been very helpful and answered very quickly to our emails. We decided to do an overnight stay in the Moremi Game Reserve. We were supposed to be picked up at the hotel at 6 am at the first day but we were picked up at 8 am. They promised us to trop us off at the hotel the next day by 5 pm so we would have a long day at the game reserve. Unfortunately we had to leave the park at 11am according to the park rules. So actually we had to half day safaris and would not call it a two days game drive. But except of that the tour was amazing. We were by ourselves with a team of 3. They were all very nice, helpful and it was interesting to talk to them at the evening on the fire of our campsite. Everything was affectionately arranged from the dinner table to the tent. The food was delicious we even had some lunch on our way back to Maun. Our guide Gibson did a great job. He was so focused to show us lions, what he did in the end. From him we learned a lot about the animals and the nature of Botswana. We enjoyed our tour very much.

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